Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Orthodontic Assistant

I work alongside Dr. Borgen to help create beautiful smiles. I get to assist in all aspects of patient treatment from taking records to removing braces. I love that I get to build relationships with people of all ages while helping them to achieve a smile that they are proud of and get to enjoy for the rest of their life. Our team is another reason why I love coming to work every day. We support and help each other because we want to, not because we have to, and I think that is key. Dr. Borgen is amazing at teaching and pushing us to be the best team we can be for our patients.

I moved to Portland from Pennsylvania in 2012 with my husband and two cats. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, knitting, crocheting, and cooking. I love making gifts for other people and hosting potlucks with friends and family. We enjoy taking advantage of the Pacific Northwest through hiking and seasonal bounties.


Orthodontic Assistant

As a chairside assistant, I assist Dr. Borgen in any way I can to make our day at the office run as smooth and efficiently as possible. I get to be hands-on and assist in helping make patients at our office have the best experience & treatment outcome possible. I get to laugh, build relationships with our patients, and work with a great team every day. Seeing patients grow from the first time they walk into the office until the day we take their braces off is so rewarding! Dr. Borgen is an amazing orthodontist. She loves her job, is extremely kind, and has a smile on every day. She is always willing to go the extra mile to provide the best possible care to our patients. Our office is awesome! Everyone here is fun, enjoys working together as a team, and most importantly - we love our patients!

When I am not in the office, I am busy chasing around my two active boys and volunteering in their school classrooms. My husband and I love to keep our family active and busy. We love to camp, hike, play sports, and watch our boys grow up way too fast. When we are not busy playing sports or watching the boys’ sports, you will find my family dressed in green and yellow supporting our favorite team - Go Ducks!


Scheduling Coordinator

As our scheduling coordinator, I get to welcome patients to our office with a smile and ensure that all their scheduling and front office needs are met. I enjoy catching up with our patients every month and seeing how happy they are with their results at the end of treatment! I love the energy and fun atmosphere in our office and we hope that all of our patients feel the same way, too!

With our children grown and moving on, we travel whenever possible and enjoy trying new and interesting food around the world.


Orthodontic Assistant

I am one of the people who will help create your beautiful smile! I work one-on-one with our patients, whether it’s taking photos and X-rays at the start of treatment or taking braces off at the end. It’s a pleasure to watch our patients become more comfortable and outgoing while their smiles transform. I also love the light-hearted atmosphere of our office. Our team has a great sense of humor and there’s never a dull moment!

When I’m not helping patients in the office, you can find me happily adventuring with my forever boyfriend, cooking and baking while sports are on, training for half marathons, or maybe in Disneyland!


Treatment Coordinator

As our treatment coordinator, I have the privilege of providing patients with valuable information about orthodontic treatment and ensuring all their questions are answered. I also help coordinate the financial aspect of our patients’ treatment and help come up with the right payment plan for each individual’s budget. I want to make each person’s first visit as easy and informative as possible. What I enjoy most is watching our patients grow, gain confidence, and leave our office with beautiful, new smiles!

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my multi-generational family -- including my daughter Malerie and my son Cole.